Call for Abstracts

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Abstract Submission Period


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - Thursday, June 13, 2019

※Abstract submission has been closed.

【Abstract for Outstanding English Paper Award】

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

※Abstract submission for Outstanding English Paper Award is still open.

Abstract Submission Guidance

  • Only one chart or graphic of black-and-white can be included in the abstract.
  • Please select a Presentation Style and a Categories (Scientific topic) from each table of presentation style and categories below.
  • The abstract should be constructed with clear paragraphs for objective, methods, results, conclusions.
  • The first author must present his/her presentation.
  • After Submission, you will receive a confirmation email with a registration number from the secretariat office within 7days. If not, please contact the secretariat office.

Number of characters and words

Title Maximum 20 words
Body Maximum 250 words

Submitting Abstracts

  • All abstracts are submitted to the secretariat office via e-mail (
  • Please download the abstract form of word file and the authors’ information form of excel file.

  • Registration number for accepted abstracts will be announced on the web page and by email around the beginning of August, 2019.

Presentation Style

01 Oral presentation
02 Poster presentation

Categories (Scientific topic)

01 Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
02 Adult spinal deformity
03 Congenital Scoliosis
04 Syndromic scoliosis
05 Cervical spine deformity
06 Management of lumbar spondylolytic spondylolisthesis associated with global sagittal issues
07 School screening
08 Basic Research
09 Diagnosis/Evaluation
10 Conservative treatment
11 Others


Ⅰ. Regarding presentations about the surgical outcomes of idiopathic scoliosis, please strictly comply with the following requirements.

  • When describing surgical methods, be sure to clearly state whether osteotomy is included.
  • Separately discuss a single curve (Lenke 1, 5), a double curve (Lenke 2, 3, 6), and triple curve (Lenke 4).
  • The end vertebrae of the curve may change before and after surgery. Cobb angles must be measured from the upper end vertebra to the lower end vertebra, regardless of whether they are fused or not. (e.g. Although the preoperative end vertebra was T4, the tilt of T3 became larger after surgery because of correcting the T4 tilt. Then, consider T3 as the upper end vertebra of the curve, regardless of whether T3 is included in the fused vertebrae.)
  • When examining the correction of the curve in the frontal plane, measure the apical vertebral translation (AVT: the distance between the midpoint of the apical vertebra and the central sacral vertical line) as well as the Cobb angle.

Ⅱ. Outcomes of orthotic treatment.

  • Clearly state the inclusion criteria for orthotic devices. The criteria include the age, gender, type of orthotic devices, Risser sign, Cobb angles before and after orthotic treatment, the final Cobb angle, fitting methods, and curve patterns.
  • When comparing treatment outcomes, you are recommended to use the SRS Standardized Criteria (Richard B.S., Bemstein R.M., D’Amato C.R. et al: Standardization of Criteria for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Brace Studies. -SRS Committee on Bracing and Nonoperative Management- Spine 30: 2068-2075, 2005).

Ⅲ. For classifying adult scoliosis, use of the SRS - Schwab Adult Spinal Deformity classification (Spine 37: 1077-1082, 2012) is recommended.


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